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Is it possible to teach myself sociology? Just started it and it seems kinda difficult do you rote learn most stuff? Tips? Websites? Any help...
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Buy the coursebook
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Buy the coursebook
I have bought it.. so just kind of learn everything in the book of by heart?
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I have bought it.. so just kind of learn everything in the book of by heart?
Get a tuition teacher
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Get a tuition teacher
So it's not possible to teach myself??
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So it's not possible to teach myself??
It is possible but it's going to be very difficult. A levels are difficult and self teaching them it's just a whole lot more. I really suggest you get a teacher. Do lots of past papers and exam style questions
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It is possible but it's going to be very difficult. A levels are difficult and self teaching them it's just a whole lot more. I really suggest you get a teacher. Do lots of past papers and exam style questions
I taught myself 8 O levels in one year if that counts for something 😬 but I guess you're right A levels are much harder... thanks anyway
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I taught myself 8 O levels in one year if that counts for something 😬 but I guess you're right A levels are much harder... thanks anyway
8?? You can do it though but you really need to put in your all and revise hours on end
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8?? You can do it though but you really need to put in your all and revise hours on end
Yh and I achieved 3 A*s 3As and 2Bs! It's really just the determination and motivation that matters.
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Hi,What exam board are you doing? If you are doing AQA, I would recommend the AQA A level Sociology Book by Robb Webb, Hal Westgeard, Keith Trobe, and Annie Townend. [
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Hi,What exam board are you doing? If you are doing AQA, I would recommend the AQA A level Sociology Book by Robb Webb, Hal Westgeard, Keith Trobe, and Annie Townend. [
The thread title literally says CIE darling
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Hi,What exam board are you doing? If you are doing AQA, I would recommend the AQA A level Sociology Book by Robb Webb, Hal Westgeard, Keith Trobe, and Annie Townend. [
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It is possible to teach yourself sociology, though it is quite difficult. Either you love the subject or it will be a pain in the ass for the coming year... last year I did CIE AS Sociology and I had 4 different teachers in one year, all of them awful... (Ik my school is great). I had no real guidance through the course and still managed to get a C out of it and I absolutely love the subject.
I guess the way to go through sociology is to try to understand what the theories mean and what they are trying to explain with them. Also, I'm horrible at remembering names so I came up with a strategy for my resit which is getting random face photos and associating each sociologist to each face and their arguments as well.

Btw my resit is in 2 days so... wish me luck ✌🏽
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It is possible to teach yourself sociology, though it is quite difficult. Either you love the subject or it will be a pain in the ass for the coming year... last year I did CIE AS Sociology and I had 4 different teachers in one year, all of them awful... (Ik my school is great). I had no real guidance through the course and still managed to get a C out of it and I absolutely love the subject.
I guess the way to go through sociology is to try to understand what the theories mean and what they are trying to explain with them. Also, I'm horrible at remembering names so I came up with a strategy for my resit which is getting random face photos and associating each sociologist to each face and their arguments as well.

Btw my resit is in 2 days so... wish me luck ✌🏽
That's so stressful!! Sociology is mostly learning stuff I've started using Flashcards and it's ok so far,any other tips??useful websites or books?Have u got ur results? How are they??
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That's so stressful!! Sociology is mostly learning stuff I've started using Flashcards and it's ok so far,any other tips??useful websites or books?Have u got ur results? How are they??
I'm only getting my results in January so I dont know the grade yet... I used flashcards to memorise keywords and another technique I used was mind maps. theres not many websites for CIE but id advise you to look up this website since it has some useful summaries of the topics revisesociology.com/sociology-theories-a-level
Hope it helps you out
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I'm only getting my results in January so I dont know the grade yet... I used flashcards to memorise keywords and another technique I used was mind maps. theres not many websites for CIE but id advise you to look up this website since it has some useful summaries of the topics revisesociology.com/sociology-theories-a-level
Hope it helps you out
Thank you so much!
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I'm only getting my results in January so I dont know the grade yet... I used flashcards to memorise keywords and another technique I used was mind maps. theres not many websites for CIE but id advise you to look up this website since it has some useful summaries of the topics revisesociology.com/sociology-theories-a-level
Hope it helps you out
btw what books did you use apart from the cie coursebook?
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btw what books did you use apart from the cie coursebook?
I have a 900 pages book that helps because the CIE textbook is quite confusing and with this one, I have loads of examples on the topics coming in the exam.
Its called Sociology: Themes and Perspectives from Haralambos & Holborn

ISBN: 9780007245956
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I have a 900 pages book that helps because the CIE textbook is quite confusing and with this one, I have loads of examples on the topics coming in the exam.
Its called Sociology: Themes and Perspectives from Haralambos & Holborn

ISBN: 9780007245956
thank you i was finding the cie textbook quite confusing aswell.
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btw what books did you use apart from the cie coursebook?
We don't use the CIE Coursebook at all; we've been taught from Themes and Perspectives (that was mentioned above)
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